Prerequisite: COCP 1211 Network Security, COCP 1214 Network Switching and Routing, and
COCP 2230 Unix Administration
This course examines ethical hacking and information systems security auditing. Students will focus on the current security threats, advanced attack vectors, and practical real-time demonstration of the latest hacking techniques, methodologies, tools, tricks, and security measures. The course will explore pen-testing (Penetration Testing), hacking and securing systems. The lab intensive environment provides student’s in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current security systems. Foundational concepts include how perimeter defenses work and scanning and attacking networks. Students will learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure information technology system. Content topics include: intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation.
Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): none